Rock Solid

“An arch consists of two weaknesses, which leaning one against the other, make a strength.” — Leonardo da Vinci building with stones recording world’s history rock solid recall *   *   * Castle Entrance ~ Visitors to the historic home of Sherlock Holmes actor, William Gillette, pass through a rustic stone archway before reaching his whimsical … More Rock Solid


“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Coco Chanel The high altar and ceiling frescoes in Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria, combine to create a symphony of form and color, adding to the church’s reputation as one of the most significant structures of the Baroque era. Yet it is one of its simplistic … More Simplicity

Reason Enough to Be

The great master artist, Leonardo da Vinci felt the artist had a special advantage when it came to realizing the most complete and magnificent view of the infinite works of nature. If the artist wishes “to produce places or deserts, or shady or cool spots in hot weather, he can depict them. … If he seeks … More Reason Enough to Be